Glacier Nomadic Adventures

Most of you know we are at the start of a house build and after a month and a half of living in camper we needed a night away. Some folks might think it’s odd that we decided to escape by going camping, but it was exactly what the Dr. ordered. Especially since we were lucky enough to connect with Glacier Nomadic Adventures based right here in Kalispell, MT!

Between Brian’s passion and Kristin’s eye for detail, the two offer a unique way to explore the North West. Imagine hopping on a plane (they’ll  pick you up once you get here), or bringing your own towing rig and having everything you’ll need to camp out and explore the outdoors.

Glacier Nomadic Adventures offers all-inclusive rentals with roof top tents, overlanding trailers and even a mix of both. The website shows off their Jeep Rubicon packages, but they just picked up a Toyota to add to the fleet. Packages start at $100 for their adventure trailer only rentals. Only need a vehicle and roof top tent? Those packages start at $150. Need to sleep 6? That will run you $200 a night with two roof top tents and an adventure trailer. We were impressed with the competitive prices and know folks will be saving on this combo compared to renting a vehicle and trying to locate a hotel. Not to mention that the experience will be 100x better and it could be a new view every night of your trip!

The package rental includes all the fixings. Brian and Kristin knew we were in the middle of a move/house build and had sleeping bags and pillows all packed and ready for us. That is just the start of everything they have thoughtfully curated into their rentals to make sure you are taken care of on your trip.

Everything you need to cook a delicious back country meal. Grill, pans and dishes, RTIC® cooler and a French press for those coffee addicts. A table that collapses down, chairs and non-potable water. They even offer meal packages upon request. In the storage of our adventure trailer we found leveling blocks, extension cords, hammer and a small shovel.

Our night out was spent at one of our favorite secret spots. We’ve covered this waterfall before on the blog and it’s a special place that we feel honored to be able to visit. The trailer rode great behind the Landcruiser, and any rig with towing capability shouldn’t have a problem with the set up.

Once we got to our destination everyone was really interested in the adventure trailer and roof top tent as we opened it up. We loved being able to tell them about Glacier Nomadic Adventures as an option for their future trips into the back woods.

We slept in the trailer portion of our package and the TempurPedic® pad and soft bedding was a nice way to end the night. The adventure trailer is equipped with a solar panel to keep your equipment charged and speakers with blue tooth to listen to your favorites.

Although we didn’t sleep in the roof top tent, we definitely opened it up for a nice perch to soak in the views. At pick up Brian went over how to set it up so there would be no surprises while up in the hills. It was easy to set up and take down and there is a rain fly to make sure you don’t wake up wet from an evening sprinkle.

Brian emphasized his desire for his clients to truly get out and have an adventure with his rentals. Their website even has some local destination ideas to help with travel planning ideas. We encourage you to jump over to their site and check out their ideas that we are sure will be added to your bucket list.

Summer is here in Montana and dates are filling up fast with Brian at Glacier Nomadic Adventures, but don’t think that they are a seasonal business… They proudly post their rentals in the snow and encourage winter camping. Whatever time of year you want to come explore our neck of the woods (they’ll even help you coordinate a trip to Canada or Alaska in their setups) Glacier Nomadic Adventures has the right equipment to get you to the scenic beauty and keep you there comfortably!

2019 Spring Poker Run

Last month we headed out on a muddy poker run put on by a local watering hole in Marion, Montana.

Not surprisingly, it was an awesome time!

The Last Best Box

We have traveled to many places, but no place holds are heart quite like Montana. Don’t get me wrong, we complain about the long winters…

But like Merle Haggard says, “Big city turn me loose and set me free somewhere in the middle of Montana.” I’m sure he wanted the chorus to go on to say on a dirt road in a vintage Landcruiser, but couldn’t find the words to rhyme.

Montana is covered by only one area code, and we are damn proud of it. To celebrate 406 Day (April 6th) we teamed up with The Last Best Box to send a slice of heaven to a lucky follower (head to our Instagram and get in the running!).

The Last Best Box is a monthly subscription service that features unique Montana products. Once signed up, be prepared to discover Montana products in your mailbox every month. Order prior to the end of the month to have your box shipped on the 5th of the following month. Or choose from one of their curated themed boxes that are ready to be shipped anytime!

When our Last Best Box showed up we knew immediately it was going to be a box of full awesomness! The packaging is thoughtful as are the items that were included in our Montana Outdoor Adventure Box. Not to mention the personal card by KTF Design handcrafted in Butte, MT that we can reuse and share some Montana love.

The Montana Adventure Box is one of their carefully crafted themed boxes that can be picked up at anytime and you don’t have to wait a month for the Montana goods to show up. Head over to their website to check out past subscription boxes as well as other themed baskets like Montana Coffee Lovers, Montana Spa and the make our mouth water, Montana Huckleberry Box.

Although we are always down for some Huckleberry products (#yum) the Montana Outdoor Adventure Box was the perfect fit for our lifestyle hitting back roads in the Landcruiser. We were super impressed with the quality and quantity included.

‘>Happy Camper Soap by DAYSPA Basics in Missoula, MT

Nothing ruins a great camping trip quite like uninvited bugs. This 85% organic soap is hypoallergenic and keeps the flying uninvited guests away. Sea salt and juniper berry is used to exfoliate (and the juniper gives a great woodsy scent), and their mix of 11 essential oils help you to combat bites and annoyances.

Happy Camper Soap

Basecamp Blend Geo Coffee from Treeline Coffee Roasters in Bozeman , MT

The Geo Coffee packets from Treeline Coffee get it. You want to be out exploring, room is tight for gear… but you still need your cup of joe. The Geo pourover is a single serving ready to brew that makes it easy to get your caffeine without taking up precious room in your rig.

Geo Packet Coffee

‘>Lightnin’ Flame “Backpacker” Emergency Firestarter by Montana Campfire LLC in Victor, Montana.

Being prepared is an essential part of overlanding. Recovery gear? Check. Tools? Check. Fire starting? That’s where Lightnin’ Flames “Backpacker” Emergency Firestarter comes in. Like other items in this great Adventure box, it’s compact and useful. The waterproof containers contain 2 ounces of Lightnin’ Flames firestarter and two “strike anywhere” matches.

Montana Campfire Lightnin' Flame

Beef Teriyaki Jerky by Madison Smokehouse in Ennis, MT

Who doesn’t like jerky? Ginger LOVES jerky and she sure was up in the front seat when we opened this package of Jerky from Madison Smokehouse. They use classic smoking techniques for their products and are inspired by the local area.

Madison Smokehouse Jerky

Natural Insect Repellant from Natural Essentials in Churchill, MT

You are already worrying about the bug bites, don’t worry about the chemicals in traditional insect sprays too! This family run business in the Gallatain Valley uses 100% natural ingredients to ensure that your time outside is spent enjoying the view and not worrying about bites.

Natural Essentials Natural Insect Repellent

The Last Best Box company offers a unique gift for the Montanan or wannabe Montanan in your life. I can totally imagine a homesick Montanan loving any of these boxes. A box full of “Big Sky Country” delivered directly to them!

They also allow you to “Build Your Own” Box or can create custom orders for friends, family and even as corporate gifts! They love sharing quality Montana products and would love to work with you.

Be sure to head over to our Instagram before April 6, 2019 to be entered to win your very own box in honor of 406 Day!

Woods Bay, Montana

We finally had a chance to break away from packing and prepping our house to hit the market next month. We took advantage of the opportunity and slipped away for a night in Woods Bay, on the shore of Flathead Lake.

The Islander Inn is a boutique hotel with eight bungalows. We spent the evening in their Zimbabwe themed room. Africa not your style? There is 7 other themes for you to choose from, including a Montana themed room named for the largest island on Flathead Lake, Wild Horse.

The Islander Inn is located within walking distance of three restaurants and bars. The Raven Bar and Grill, located directly across the street, shares the island vibe of the Islander, is known for its waterfront dining.

If you aren’t looking for the Caribbean on your trip to Woods Bay, the Bonfire located next door to the Islander, was created for gathering of old and new friends. The Bonfire sources local ingredients, including the booze!

Across the street from the Bonfire is the Sitting Duck. With its casual fine dining and drinks, two decks to enjoy the lake and a great local vibe- it’s easy to not want to leave Woods Bay. We encourage you to check out karaoke on Friday nights!

Woods Bay is one of our favorite local spots- summer via boat, winter via the Landcruiser!